Beer Gardens in Cardiff

When the sky is clear and the sun decides to make an appearance, there are few better ways to soak up all that vital vitamin D than by having a few drinks in one of the Welsh capital's many outdoor terraces. Whether you're looking for somewhere to enjoy a post-work pint or are planning an all-day session in the sunshine, check out our guide to the best beer gardens in Cardiff here. 

Last updated on 30th March 2021




A buzzing sports bar that transforms into a party palace as night falls, Walkabout sure knows a thing or two about all-day drinking sessions. The city centre spot is home to a gorgeous outdoor terrace, perfect for getting in a round with your nearest and dearest.

The Woodville

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If you're looking for beer gardens near Cathays, The Woodville is one of our top picks. The quirky boozer is adorned with brightly coloured walls, neon lights and pool tables. Swing by on a summer day to sip on local ales on the pretty terrace to the front of the pub.

An affordable boozer and sports bar located just a short walk away from Cardiff University, Gassy's is a guaranteed winner when the sun decides to shine. Grab one of the streetside tables and spend the day chowing down on hearty pub grub while knocking back real ale, all at prices that won't break the bank.

Slug and Lettuce Cardiff

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Designed with sunny Saturdays in mind, Slug and Lettuce is one of the best spots to drink outside in Cardiff. In the summer months, the terrace out front is decked out with garden furniture, leafy plants and huge umbrellas - perfect for shading from the midday heat.

While Clwb Ifor Bach may be better known for its incredible live music offering, the city centre venue also happens to be home to a gorgeous outdoor terrace. Swing by on the weekend to sip on craft ales and reasonably-priced wine under the twinking fairy lights.

The Vulcan Lounge on Wyverne Road offers everything you could possible want from a traditional British pub. A great selection of beer and a friendly clientele makes for a fun ambience, while the quaint beer garden, framed by vine-covered walls, acts as a sanctuary to escape the city. 

Boasting a balcony area on the pub's first floor alongside an elevated outdoor patio, the Dock is a fun pub located in the heart of Mermaid Quay. Sleek and stylish with stunning waterfront views, this unique take on the beer garden makes for a perfect post-office jaunt.

With only a few tables out front, Hub Box's outdoor seating area gets filled up quickly on a hot Cardiff day. The Mermaid Quay restaurant serves up some of the city's finest burgers, with a menu of boozy shakes and craft ales to wash it down with.

Cardiff's favourite cinema, theatre space and community hub is also a delightful spot to enjoy some summer sunshine with a drink in hand. Head over to Pontcanna where you'll be able to sink a selection of seriously good cocktails, or enjoy a classic cold pint in the arts centre's charming outdoor area.

Home to one of the sunniest beer gardens in Cardiff, this friendly Cathedral Road boozer is the only place you'll want to find yourself come summer. Nab a table on the terrace and prepare to sink pints and feast on tasty pub grub until dusk falls.